Christie declares state of emergency before storm

    Morning, folks!

    The rain has begun, and New Jersey Gov. Christie isn’t taking any chances.

    Christie signed an executive order ahead of today’s anticipated deluge declaring a state of emergency along the Passaic and Delaware rivers and around flood-prone Bound Brook in Somerset County.

    Christie said during a radio interview yesterday evening that the emergency declaration would enable National Guard troops and State Police to mobilize early.

    The governor was widely criticized for leaving the state for a Florida vacation before a post-Christmas blizzard dumped up to 2 feet of snow on the state.

    Not this time!

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